Student Medical Records


Do not follow the records retention schedule to destroy records that are currently part of–or you are aware that they are going to be part of–any legal action or proceeding, litigation, audit, investigation, or review. For more information, see the Subpoenas for University Records Policy.

Schedule Number

Document student medical histories including evaluation and treatment of physical and mental health. Records may include physician notes, immunization records, prescription medication records, disabilities documentation, medical leave documents, and correspondence.  

Student Medical Records info
Record HolderRetention PeriodDisposition
Official Copy Health Service

Last patient encounter +10 years.  

Exception: If the patient is a minor on the date of the last patient encounter, the retention period is last patient encounter + 10 years or until the patient reaches 18 years of age, whichever longer. 

Confidential destruction

Unofficial Copy N/A




These records are created and stored electronically in Medicat.

20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 111 M.G.L. § 70; 243 M.C.R. 2.07(13)(a)
Health Service, Office of Information Security, University Counsel, and Tufts Archival Research Center
Effective Date